A choice piece of chocolate cake

The title of best chocolate cake in New Zealand might be up for debate but there’s no doubt which is the most famous. A delicious slice of chocolate cake made in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, achieved global publicity in 2017 … Read More

The best hot cross buns in New Zealand

Bakers are working harder to come up with award-winning hot cross buns as sales boom in the run up to Easter.  With some hot cross buns going on sale a couple of months ahead of Easter (and some bakers offering … Read More

10 top cinemas to watch a movie

Among the string of chain-owned multi-screen cinema complexes, New Zealand still has some classic old theatres that provide more than just a seat, a bowl of popcorn and a couple of hours of escapism. The movie industry boomed in the … Read More

11 must-see places in New Zealand

It’s always fun to draw up a bucket list of places to visit in New Zealand, especially if your list includes a few choices that others might not readily have thought of. Travel blogger Megan Conway put together her own … Read More

The 10 best family beaches in New Zealand

The 10 best family-friendly beaches in New Zealand have been identified by one of the country’s leading travel advisors. The Automobile Association’s aatraveller.co.nz, which publishes more than three million travel guides and maps each year, set out to help New … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights. The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best fish and chip shops have been identified through a series of national competitions, revealing the best fryers in six regions. The country’s Best Chip Shop competition reveals a national champion with the best fish and chip shops … Read More

The Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

A search to find the New Zealand men and women who least want to stray in their relationships has revealed they’re easier to find in small North Island towns. Paraparaumu (population 25,000), a satellite town north of Wellington, and Kerikeri … Read More

6 of the best hot sauces in New Zealand

New Zealand has a growing reputation for making world-class hot sauces, winning a combined haul of 11 medals at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards. The American-based World Hot Sauce Awards are considered the most prestigious and coveted Chilli awards … Read More

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